Your bedroom is probably the room in your house that you spend the most time in. It’s also probably the room that you lock the most. Maybe you have a bedroom door that you rarely use, or maybe you just want to keep prying eyes out. Either way, it’s a good idea to know how to open a bedroom door lock. It’s even better if you know how to do it without a key. If you’re looking for a fun weekend project, or a way to make your bedroom more secure, continue reading to discover these simple steps you can take to open a bedroom door lock.
Unlocking A Bedroom Door With A Paperclip
If you’re out shopping and you’ve forgotten your key, don’t worry, there’s an easy solution.
- First all you have to do is find a paperclip
- Next put the paperclip end in between the door and the jamb
- Then push it in
- It should pop right out, and you can use it to unlock the door
This works great if you have a spare paperclip lying around, or if you happen to have a spool of sewing thread or a shoelace handy. Just twine a paperclip or two together, and you have a key that can open just about any door.
Opening A Bedroom Door By Using A Credit Card
If you have a credit card with an embossed logo on it, or you have a store credit card, or even a gas card with an embossed logo on it, you can use that to open just about any door. Just put the end of your card in the hole of the doorknob, and rotate the card (without inserting it into the lock) until you feel it click. Then, push the door open. This is also an excellent way to check if a door is unlocked, or if the door is malfunctioning. If the door doesn’t open with the card, there’s a good chance there’s a problem with the lock.
How To Open A Bedroom Door Lock With A Screwdriver?
It’s important to note that you should never try to open a locked door with a screwdriver. This can cause serious damage to the door, and even cause injury. The only time you should use a screwdriver to open a door is if you have one that’s specifically designed for that purpose.
In order to open a bedroom door lock with a screwdriver, you’ll first have to remove the hardware. If you have a standard doorknob, there are usually two screws on either side. You’ll have to remove these to get to the actual door lock. If you have a Schlage, Yale, or other brand, you’ll need to find a different screw. After that, you’ll need to insert the screwdriver into the hole, and turn it counterclockwise until it pops out. Once that’s done, you can access the actual lock, and open the door.
Use Paper To Open A Bedroom Door Lock With A Screwdriver
If you don’t have a screwdriver, but you do have some old paper lying around, you can still use this trick to open a bedroom door lock with a screwdriver.
All you have to do is take some paper, and tape one end of a piece of string to one side of the page. Then, tape the other end of the string to the door. Now, put the end of the screwdriver through the string, and twist it so that the paper wraps around the screwdriver. Now, simply insert the screwdriver into the doorknob, and turn it counterclockwise until the paper tears. This will cause the other side of the paper to open, allowing you to access the inside of the door.
Use Vacuum Cleaner To Open A Bedroom Door Lock
If you have an old, beat up vacuum cleaner lying around, you can use that to open a bedroom door lock with a screwdriver.
- First off all have to do is take the end of the vacuum hose
- Tape vacuum hose to the end of the screwdriver
- Then insert the other end of the hose into the hole where the doorknob was
- Now, simply turn the vacuum on, and wait for the suction to open the door
This hack works best on old, rickety doors that wouldn’t open with a screwdriver.
Call A Local Locksmith To Open Your Bedroom Door
If none of these methods work, or you just want a more permanent solution, you can always call a local locksmith to open your bedroom door. It’s probably not a good idea to call a locksmith if you’re just trying to unlock a bedroom door for a short period of time. If you’re looking at hiring a locksmith for a week or two, that’s one thing, but if you want to keep the locksmith on retainer, you should probably call a different one every time you need a new key. A good locksmith should be able to open just about any type of door, and they shouldn’t cost too much.
How Do I Open My Room If I Lost My key?
If you lose the key while in your home, this is the easiest way to get inside
- Remove the door knob cover
- Use a screwdriver to loosen the screws.
- Once the screws are loose, use a key to remove the entire door knob cover.
You could also try shimmying the doorknob and putting a small piece of tape over the catch. If you do this on the inside of the door, be careful not to smear your fingerprints all over the doorknob or latch. Once you’ve opened the door, remove the tape and replace the door knob cover.
How Do I Enter A Room If The Door Is Closed?
This is a common problem. You’re in the room, you know the numbers. You’re sure you know how to get out, but you can’t seem to find the button to open the door. Before getting all worked up, take a step back and consider the possibility that you’re looking in the wrong place.
If you’re in a bind and need to get in and out of the room as quickly as possible, try putting a jacket or a towel hanging in the doorway. This will prevent the door from closing on your fingers when you’re trying to exit.
If you’re able to jiggle the doorknob, the room may be “zoned” for access. In this case, the door doesn’t actually lock. Instead, a sensor mechanism triggers an alarm if the door is closed. You’ll want to check the manual to be sure.
What Can I Pick My Door Lock With?
If you’ve ever wondered how to open a bedroom door lock without a key, this is probably what you were looking for. There are lots of ways to pick a lock. The two most common ways are
- Bump key
- Credit card key.
For a bump key, you’ll need a shim, a piece of paper, and a pencil. Hold the shim up to the lock with the pencil on top and paper underneath. Carefully put the shim in between the door and the lock, and then slowly slide the pencil and paper underneath the shim. This will create a “bump” along the pencil that can be used to pick the lock.
If you have a credit card, you can use it as a key to open your bedroom door lock. Just slide the card into the space between the doorknob and the door, and twist. Make sure to replace the doorknob cover after you’re finished.
There are many reasons why you would want to open a bedroom door lock, and we’ve outlined a few of them above. If you’re looking for a project to keep your teenager busy this weekend, or you just want to make your bedroom a little more secure, this guide will show you how to open a bedroom door lock.